Wondering how to spot fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Sulfur? Afraid of scammers?
Then no wonder, you are in the best place to learn how to spot fake Yeezy Sulfur sneakers.
In this fake vs real Yeezy 350 V2 Sulfur legit check guide, we are going to teach you how to spot fake Yeezy Sulfur in just a few simple steps to follow.
Along with each step of our guide on how to spot fake Yeezy Sulfur, we are going to link fake vs real Yeezy Sulfur images so that every spot would be easy to understand.
The fastest way to spot fake Yeezy Sulfur is to check the size tag inside each shoe, and the boost sole on the exterior side of each shoe. Most of the time, the fake Yeezys have their text on the size tag improperly positioned and font-weighted, and the pellets on the boost sole are commonly misplaced and misshaped.
As for the first step of the guide on how to spot fake Yeezy Sulfur sneakers, we are going to scan the barcode, found on the box of the fake vs real Sulfur 350 V2 Yeezys.
This makes the barcode a reliable indicator of authenticity that can help you ensure you only purchase the original Adidas manufactured sneakers.
When you are ready to scan the barcode of your Yeezy V2 Sulfur, we recommend that you use the Legit Check App.
When you scan the barcode using the Legit Check App, the app will run your unique barcode against other Yeezy sneakers online. Note that all Yeezy sneakers have a unique barcode that relates to a specific combination of:
Download and install the Legit Check App on your phone.
Once you are ready to scan, tap on the barcode scan icon and focus in on the barcode on the box of your Yeezy 350 Sulfur.
The results are where you will need to apply your intelligence. You will need to look for matches that confirm the authenticity status of your Yeezy Boost V2 Sulfur.
Now, if the results show lots of confirmation points on Google for your unique barcode as illustrated in the picture below, then you can be assured that your box is authentic.
As you can see in the image above, all of the results match with the colourway, size, and product ID with the authentic Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Sulfur’s box label in the fake vs real Yeezy Sulfur image above.
Please keep in mind that if there are no results shown for your pair, that is because the 350 V2 Sulfur is a newer release, and it takes time until the results of the barcodes are generated on the internet.
Please note that we say the box is authentic and not the sneakers because there is still the possibility that the real sneakers might have been swapped for the fake ones by the fake resellers to trick buyers into thinking the sneakers are genuine.
As you can see in the image above, the fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Sulfur’s barcode does not match with the colourway, size, and product ID, while the authentic Yeezy does.
Please note that the barcode scanning can only be considered a perfect match when the size and colorway combination on the results match the one on the box.
Thus, if only one of the two matches, then the box is still a fake. For the full story on how to scan the barcode on the box or your V2 Sulfur for authenticity, read our article here.
Moving on to the second step of the guide on how to spot fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Sulfur sneakers, we are going to have a look at the real vs fake Yeezy Sulfur’s size tags.
As we’ve mentioned at the top of this fake vs real Yeezy Sulfur legit check guide, we consider the size tag as the most reliable sign of authenticity, when speaking of the Yeezy Sulfur.
Therefore, in order to see whether you are looking at a fake or real Yeezy Sulfur pair, we recommend that you always check the size tag inside your Yeezys.
Now that you’ve had a look at the reference fake vs real Yeezy Sulfur image above, let’s proceed to explain the flaws on the fake Sulfurs.
1 – The “MADE IN INDIA” text
Looking at the top of the size tag on your Yeezys, you will find the main “MADE IN INDIA” text.
Then, looking at the fake Sulfur Yeezys, you can see how they have their text looking too big and too thin, while the legit Yeezys have their text looking smaller and thicker.
Besides, the fake Yeezys also have their “MADE IN INDIA” text improperly kerned, as the amount of space between each letter is different, while on the legit shoes, the amount of space between the letters is constant.
Both the spacing and the font-weight problems can be most of the time easily spotted if you look at the letters “D”, I” and “A” in the “INDIA” text.
2 – The “US UK FR JP CHN” text
Moving one line lower, we have the “US UK FR JP CHN” text, where on the fake shoes, you can see how it is too thin as well.
On the other hand, looking at the authentic Yeezy Sulfurs, you can see how they have their line of text looking thicker than the fake shoes’ text.
3 – The date of manufacturing print
As for the third factor which differentiates between the fake vs real Yeezy Sulfur pairs, we have the date of manufacturing of the shoes, which in this case, it is “02/20” for both the fake vs real Sulfur Yeezys.
In the fake vs real Yeezy Sulfur image above, we have pointed out how the fake Yeezys have their “02/20” printing looking too thick, while the printing on the legit Yeezys is thinner.
4 – The appearance of the MALE/MÂLE text
Both the real and fake Yeezy Boost V2 Sulfur may or may not have MALE/MÂLE inscriptions. So whether your sneakers feature the text or not, it is perfectly fine.
Therefore, we do not consider this specific inscription as a way of spotting the fake Yeezy Sulfur.
5 – The “adidas ®” text
Looking at the fake Yeezy Sulfurs, you can see how they have their “adidas ®” text looking too thin, while on the legit shoes, the same inscriptios are thicker.
Also, keep an eye out for this inscription, as the fake Yeeyzs sometimes have their “adidas” and the “®” symbol in contact – this is something that you’ll never see on the authentic Yeezys.
6 – The APC number print
So as to mention, “APC” stands for the factory where the sneakers were manufactured.
In the fake vs real Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Sulfur image above, we have pointed out how the fake Sulfurs have their “APC 011001” number looking too thin, while the one on the legit shoes is thicker.
As for the third step of the guide on how to spot fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Sulfur sneakers, we are going to look at the box label of the fake vs real Yeezy Sulfur sneakers.
When inspecting the label, there are two things you should look out for – the size and the serial number on the box.
First off, all sneakers in the Yeezy V2 line are released in two versions – the US version and the international version.
The US version features three sizes on the label – US, UK, and F. While the US size are in large print, the other two are in smaller prints under it.
The international version of the sneakers displays 6 countries (US, UK, F, D, J, and CHN) sizes and all 6 of them are in equal prints on the label.
Now regarding the serial number, if it is a US version, the serial number is supposed to end with a V02 or V03. However, the international (Canadian/European) versions end with a V10.
Any deviation from this pattern is an obvious sign that you are dealing with a fake product.
As seen in the image below, the authentic label which is an international version has a serial number that ends with V10 as opposed to the fake one which ends with a V10 despite being a US version.
As for the fourth step of the guide on how to spot fake Yeezy Sulfurs, we are going to check the fake vs real Yeezy Sulfur sneakers for the lacing style.
Each Adidas Yeezy sneaker follows a pattern for its lacing, which is always the same, so in order to check that out, let’s have a look at the reference real vs fake Yeezy Sulfur image below.
From the wearer’s view, on the right shoe, the right laces must be placed below the left laces.
Moving to the left shoe, from the wearer’s view, the left laces have to be placed beneath the right laces.
So as to see and understand this better, let’s have a look at the real vs fake Yeezy Sulfur image below.
In the fake vs real Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Sulfur image above, we have pointed out how, once again, the fake Yeezys have their laces “inverted”, as we call them – because they do not follow the correct pattern.
Bear in mind that if the shoelaces have been replaced, this step goes off the table as being a reliable sign of authenticity.
Therefore, this spot applies only to the deadstock (factory condition, never worn or relaced) sneakers.
Going to the fifth step of the guide on how to spot fake Yeezy Sulfur sneakers, we are going to have a quick look at the boost sole of the real vs fake Yeezy Sulfur pairs.
On the authentic pair, the boost is usually quite bubbly compared to the slightly stiffer boost on the sole of the fakes.
As you may notice in the image above, there is also a difference on the pellets placed on the boost, between the authentic and the counterfeit Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Sulfur pairs.
In the fake vs real Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Sulfur image above, you can easily notice how the fake Sulfurs have their pellets on the boost looking rougher than the pellets on the authentic Yeezys.
It is another common flaw for the fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 sneakers to have their pellets mathematically aligned.
The authentic Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Sulfurs have a more “randomized” placement of the pellets on the boost sole.
Lastly, in the image above, we have illustrated another example of the fake Yeezy Sulfur boost sole.
As for the sixth step of the Yeezy Sulfur authentication process, we are going to check the real vs fake Yeezy Sulfur sneakers for the shape.
First of all, we will have a look at the reference fake vs real Yeezy Sulfur image, and then, we will proceed to explain the flaws on the fake Yeezys.
In the Yeezy Sulfur real vs fake image above, we have pointed out how the fake Yeezys have their overall shape looking narrower on the tongue area, especially on the opening of the sockliner.
On the other hand, the authentic Yeezys have their tongue’s opening on the sockliner looking wider than the fake shoes’.
Keep in mind that there are also fake Yeezys that have their tongue’s opening looking too wide.
Therefore, we recommend that you would refer to our real vs fake Sulfur Yeezy images whenever you have to legit check the Yeezy Sulfur.
As for the seventh step of the guide on how to spot fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Sulfur sneakers, we will check out the fake vs real Yeezy Sulfur sneakers for the middle stitching.
In the real vs fake Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Sulfur image above, we have pointed out how the fake Yeezys have their middle stitching differently attached to the shoes than the legit shoes’ stitching.
By that, we mean that the fake shoes have their stitching in the middle of the shoes looking too thin and long.
On the other hand, the authentic Yeezy Sulfur sneakers have their middle stitching looking shorter and thicker than the fake shoes’ stitching.
For the eighth step of the guide on how to spot fake Yeezy Boost 530 V2 Sulfur sneakers, we are going to check out the real vs fake Yeezy Sulfur’s toe box.
As you may be used to already, we are first going to check the real vs fake Yeezy Sulfur image in order to easily visualise and understand the flaws on the fake Yeezys.
In the real vs fake Yeezy Sulfur image above, we have pointed out how the fake Yeezys have their to box looking too curvy, while the toe box of the legit shoes is less curvy and bumpy.
Keep in mind that in most cases, the fake shoes have their toe box looking over-inflated, as they commonly have it looking thicker than supposed to.
Moving on to the ninth and the last step of the guide on how to spot fake Yeezy Sulfur, we are going to check out the real vs fake Yeezy Sulfur sneakers for the insole.
On the rear of the insole is the Adidas Trefoil logo. Here, the first thing you should pay attention to is the embossment of the logo.
You will notice that the print is significantly deeper on the authentic insole, as evident in the way shadows create depth.
Also, the characters in “Adidas” are thicker on the replicas when compared to the thinner prints on the authentic.
You will also observe that there is more distance between the “Adidas” text and the outline on the fake size tag as opposed to the more compact style on the logo.
Lastly, on the authentic pair, the ® engraving is significantly deeper like the other characters. However, on the fake insole, the letter R is bigger than necessary.
In the real vs fake Yeezy Sulfur image above, we have pointed out how the fake shoes have their letters in the “adidas” and in the “YEEZY” text looking too thin, while the letters on the legit shoes look thicker.
The serial number can be found on the side of the Yeezy V2 Sulfur. Like in the Adidas-Yeezy text, on the fake insole, the text is slightly thicker than it is on the original and as a result, you will notice reduced spacing between letters. This is especially evident in the dash character between 5 and 9.
We understand how it might be difficult for you to spot some of these differences without having a fake and real pair next to each other.
That is we recommend that you download our app, where we organized all this information (along with other fake vs real guides for streetwear items) properly so that you will be able to pull up this visual comparison fast.
There are situations where you may be unable to go through each detailed step explained above when you need to authenticate your Yeezy Boost V2 Sulfur.
That is why we have compiled this quick 60 seconds solution to authenticating your sneakers. Below are the top 9 indicators that can help you determine if you have a fake pair of sneakers or original Adidas manufactured V2 Sulfur.
If you have read this guide and are still uncertain about whether your shoe is real or fake, the Legit Check App offers an authentication service to put your mind at ease.
Should you either not be confident in your ability to follow this guide or are simply lacking time, all you have to do is send us high-quality pictures of your V2 Sulfur and we will get back to you with the results within 24 to 48 hours.
The results will also come with a report on why we believe your sneakers are fake or authentic.
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Thank you for reading this,
Ch Daniel and Ch David